Friday, November 28, 2008

Golden Snow Swirled

Have you ever had a paper that you didn't know how you would use it.  This card was made with some of that paper.  When I pulled this paper to use I immediately thought of gold and elegance.  The Snow Swirled set fit that description so I decided to use it. 

I had stamped the tree and used my heat gun to set the ink.  When I went to cut the image panel down the ink smeared.  Obviously I did not heat it enough, so I restamped it and spent a little longer with setting it the second time.  I then pulled my brushed gold paper and matched it all up with Riding Hood Red. 

I used the sketch from Jen's blog for my card.  I think it made a really elegant card.  Here is the sketch and my card.
Again I decorated the inside of my card.  Here it is.
Stamps: Snow Swirled, North Pole Post (Whipper Snapper Designs) Paper: Brushed Gold, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, background patterned paper (Michael's - a gift from someone and it didn't have a name on it) Ink: Encore Gold, Riding Hood Red Accessories: scallop edge punch, ticket corner punch, designer label punch, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), dimensionals
I am going to spend the weekend with my daughter.  She will graduate from college in December and is looking for a job so I don't know how much more time I will have with her at home.  Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with some more creations.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Reindeer Delivery

Happy Black Friday everyone!  Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving?  How many of you went out shopping today to take advantage of the sales?  Michaela is hoping to replace her winter clothes that were lost when the box they were in from the Italian post office ripped open.  She lost her good winter coats and her nice sweaters.  Now she has to buy new coats and some more sweaters.  Wish her luck!

Wait until you see this card!  No, don't scroll down and not read all my info first.  When I pulled this reindeer out to use it wasn't until I had finished my card that I realized I had used it on an earlier card.  I guess that means I really like the image. :)

This was another card just seemed to come together so easily.  I gues my mojo is really cookin'!  I began with the patterned paper and matched the basic card to the tree on the paper.  I then needed another color to use on top and  pulled out River Rock and it matched perfectly.  I paired those up with Riding Hood Red (I seemed to be using this color a lot lately).

I purchased Anna Wight's North Pole Post from Whipper Snapper Designs and it had this great saying that went perfectly with the image.  I also had this great ribbon I had gotten from Michael's.  When I put it on the card it was the "piece de resistance" to tie the whole card together.

I used the sketch from Our Creative Corner for the layout.  This was a great sketch with some variety to really make the card interesting.  I just may use this one again.  Here is the sketch and my creation.

Here is the inside of my card. 
Stamps: Christmas Blocks (TAC), North Pole Post (Whipper Snapper Designs), All Year Cheer I (retired) Paper: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, white, background patterned paper (PaperWhite), Cinnamon Whimsy Stripes (Lasting Impressions) Ink: Palette Noir Black, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Always Artichoke - Ballet Blue - Bashful Blue - Bravo Burgundy - Close to Cocoa - Creamy Caramel - Real Red - Regal Rose - Rose Red markers, ribbon (Michael's), aqua painter, dimensionals
Check back later today for another card.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Cute Card

I have to admit that when I started this card I did not think it would turn out as cute as it did.  I chose my patterned paper and my main image first.  I originally thought I would do this card on Kraft and Handsome Hunter but once I stamped the tree on Very Vanilla the Kraft did not fit so I stuck with the Very Vanilla. 

The sketch is from Prairie Paper & Ink.  Amy has some great sketches that are fun to work with.  She also has a stamp set she put together with some great Christmas card sayings.  I wanted to use one of those on this card. 

I needed another color to give the card some variety so I chose to use Summer Sun.  When I put it on the card it was so bright and seemed to dominate the card.  I decided to use my Spica Gold micro glass flake pen to tone it down a little.  I like how it looks in real life as it is sparkly but I don't think it shows in my picture.  I also used the last of my gold ribbon from Pink Hedgehog so I will be ordering some more (this is the same ribbon we used in our Christmas stamp-a-stack this past weekend). 

This card turned out so cute and I hope you like it also.  Here is the sketch and my creation.

Just like yesterday I decorated the inside of my card and here is what it looks like.

Stamps: Flaky Friends, Greetings 4 You (both retired), Christmas Card Verses (CC Designs Rubber Stamps) Paper: Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Very Vanilla, Patterned Paper (Lasting Impressions - did not have a name as it came in a stack in a clear envelope) Ink: Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Always Artichoke - Creamy Caramel - Summer Sun markers, striped gold organdy ribbon, Spica gold micro glass flake pen, slot punch, small and large oval punches, photo corner punch, gold brads, sponge, dimensionals

So what do you think, isn't this the cutest card ever!  I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.  Enjoy your turkey and come back on Friday for some more gorgeous creations!  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Different Card

Well I am beginning to work on my Christmas cards now as I will need lots to send out in the next few week.  I am really getting in the spirit now that I am spending time making holdiay cards.  How about you? 

I have several blogs I read that offer sketch challenges each week.  Yesterday I spent the day doing several of them so you would have some creations to look at.  The first sketch I tried was from Beate at Fresh and Fun.  This was a fun sketch and I really like my card.  I chose the sentiment first and then found an image to go with it.  It very quickly fell into place after that.   To ink the saying I used markers so I could highlight certain words.  Here is the sketch and my creation.

I also decorated the inside of the card as it is so much fun.  I bet the person who gets this one will be so surprised to see the cute inside.  Here is what the inside looks like.
Stamps: Merry, Festive Friends (both retired), Ho,Ho, Ho (katie & co.) Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, white, Cinnamon Whimsy Stripes PP (Lasting Impressions) Ink: Palette Noir Black , Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun Accessories: Candy Cane eyelet, Ballet Blue - Basic Black - Real Red markers, aqua painter, Photo Corner punch, dauber, dimensionals
So what do you think?  Will you give Beate's sketch a try?  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Winter Themed ATC

Happy Monday Everyone! Can you believe that in 3 days it will be Thanksgiving? It just seems like yesterday it was the first day of school. This year really flew by! Do you have plans for Thanksgiving? I will watch the Rose Bowl parade and have a traditional turkey dinner and naturally watch the football games.

Today I have an ATC for you. I decided to participate in a different ATC swap on Splitcoast. This one was to create a winter scene. I got a new set from Anna Wight at Whipper Snapper that had this cabin in the snow and thought it would make a cute ATC. I must say this project changed so much from the time I started it. I had wanted to use Liquid Applique to do the snow but mine had dried up. I have purchased it before at JoAnn's so I stopped in there yesterday after our Christmas stamp-a-stack (it was a fun time for everyone, if you didn't make it you missed out on some cute cards). I was then told they no longer carried it. (AHHHHHHH, where will I get it now?) So now I had to change my plans.

I decided to try the Martha Stewart snow glitter I had read about on other blogs. I ended up painting on Elmer's Glue and then sprinkling the glitter on the image. I used a dauber to sponge the edges with Baja Breeze. When I had them all done it seemed bare so I punched some snowflakes from Baja Breeze and white both with silver sponged on top and vellum. I layered them in the upper left corner but it still needed something. I had punched some felt snowflakes using my Cuttlebug die so I decided to add glitter to them. I smashed them onto my glue pad then sprinkled white glitter on top. I let them dry and then pop dotted them in the upper right hand corner. I was finally satisfied with my ATC. Here is what the finished card looked like.

Stamps: Penguin Antics (Whipper Snapper) Paper: Baja Breeze, white, vellum Ink: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Palette Noir Black, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun Accessories: Snow wheel and handle, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Elmer's glue, paintbrush, snowflake punch, Snowflake die (Cuttlebug), glue pad, white glitter, Martha Stewart snow glitter, daubers, vellum tape, dimensionals

I will be working on some challenges to post so you have some creations to look at. Let me know what you think of my ATC. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Glittery Leaves

Have you ever purchased something thinking it would be great to use on your cards but then when you sat down to create you hit a roadblock?  That is what happened to me when last year I purchased several glittered leaf sprigs at the end of the season.  I thought they would be great to use on cards so I put them away until this year.  When I pulled them out this year and wanted to use them for the life of me I could not think of a way to use them. 

As I was sitting at my table I spied a patterned paper that I thought would look good with the red glittered leaves.  So I pulled everything out and started creating.  Here is what I came up with.

Stamps: Small Script Paper: Riding Hood Red, True Thyme, Very Vanilla Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Glittered leaf branches, ribbon

So what do you think?  It does look better IRL as glittery/sparkly things do not photograph well.  I may not post again until after we are finished with the stamp-a-stack this weekend, it will depend on how easily we can pull things together.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Layer Challenge

Sorry for such a late post, but it has been one busy day! Lots of running around getting ready for the Christmas stamp-a-stack this weekend.

One layer cards are what we all create when we begin stamping. It is usually easy and beginning stampers feel more confident creating them. There is a current trend in stamping to create one layer cards again but with all of our expertise we now create more elegant one layer cards than when we first began stamping.

Amy had a challenge on Friday to create a one layer card. I thought it would be fun to see what I could come up with since I have not create a card like this in quite a while. I used a saying from Amy's Christmas Sayings and paired it with the Christmas tree from Stampin' Up's Fun & Fast Notes. I stamped the saying first then masked it and stamped the tree. I like this simple card but I must say it is not my usual style. What do you think?

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, AmyR Stamps Christmas Verses (All That Scraps) Paper: white Ink: Palette Noir Black, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun Accessories: Spica Gold & Red Glitter pen, Always Artichoke - Close to Cocoa - Summer Sun markers, Christmas red and green stickles, aquapainter, mat pack and piercer

So what do you think of this one layer card. Will you try your hand at a 1 layer card? Thanks for looking and have a great evening.

Monday, November 17, 2008

All That Scraps Quick Christmas

The Christmas season is quickly approaching.  With that comes the task of sending out your Christmas cards.  If you have a lot to send out then you need to be able to mass produce them so that you can quickly make your cards.  Here is a layout that is easy to use as well as simple to mass produce.  It can be done with any patterned paper and stamp.  You can even change the paper and stamp up a bit if you get tired of mass production.

All That Scraps had a design team challenge last Wednesday.  The challenge was to create a Christmas card you could mass produce.  When I think of mass production, I think quick and easy.  Knowing it was a Christmas card you would be sending out, it also had to be eye appealing.  Knowing that I came up with this creation.

The latest trend in card making is to decorate the inside of you card as well as the front.  This is a great idea for dark cardstock as well as a great way to use up all your scraps.  I have included a picture showing how I decorated the inside of my card.  The scrap used on the inside was actually the side of the patterned paper I cut off to make the paper fit my card.

Stamps: Christmas Blocks (TAC) Paper: white, Vintage Holiday PP (TAC - last year) Ink: Real Red, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Ballet Blue - Bashful Blue - Close to Cocoa - Creamy Caramel - Green Galore - Real Red markers, ribbon, sticky tape, dimensionals

We are busy in the final preperations for our Christmas stamp-a-stack this weekend.  It will be lots of fun.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch

A quick post today as I am headed out the door for the River. I decided to do Beate's weekend sketch challenge today. I had some extra images from my workshop last week that I decided to use. That meant I had to change her sketch a little. Since I am in a hurry here is the sketch and my creation.

Stamps: Thoroughly Thankful Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, white, Le Jardin DS Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron Accessories: Close to Cocoa marker, ribbon, leaf brads (Michael's)dimensionals
Forgot to take picture of the inside will edit later and add that. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our Creative Corner Inspiration Challenge

Over on the Our Creative Corner blog they posted an inspiration challenge for this week.  We were to use this picture to create something.

When I saw this picture I immediately thought of Christmas trees (don't ask me where that came from).  So I went looking and found some small trees from an old Stampin' Up set of 12 images.  I also had this patterned paper I had just used on another card but wanted to use a vintage look so I took my Creamy Caramel and sponged it on the patterned paper and my stamped images.  I like how it toned down the white but I know I need to work with this more.  All in all I like my card.
Stamps: Bitty Bolds, Lots of Thoughts, Polka Dots & Paisley Paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, white, patterned paper is from an old autumn collection from Close to my Heart Ink: Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Craft Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sponge, crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals
Hope your Thursday has some time to stamp in it.  Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Penny Black No Image

Good Morning! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. It is gloomy here as it is supposed to rain. Sorry I did not post yesterday but I have been fighting an irritable stomach issue I have. It is getting better but the past 2 days I was in too much pain to do much. Last night I was feeling better so I hit my craft room and did several cards.

Today's card is for the Penny Black Challenge. You were to make a card with only a sentiment, no image. I only have a few sentiments from her line so I choose to use the upbeat one with these fun colors. I decided to do some color blocking as I thought card could use something since there was no image. It is cute the way it turned out.

Stamps: To Smile (Penny Black) Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, white, Nana's Kids (DCWV) Ink: Bashful Blue Accessories: Bluebird ribbon (Stampin' Up), dimensionals

This was a quick card once I decided on all the colors. Think about a simple layout like this when you have a saying you want to use without an image. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Amy's 45th Sketch

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We enjoyed the Oyster Festival and I got my crabcake sandwich. It poured in the morning, but it cleared off in the afternoon so we went downtown and we were able to see the parade.

Today's card uses Amy's sketch. When I saw this one over the weekend I knew exactly which set I could use. I wanted lots of sparkle so I used Versamark and Heat-n-stick powder to add glitter to the leaves. I also stamped on the patterned paper to add some whimsy. To give the background some texture I used my bath poof to sponge on some Always Artichoke. On the main image I use a combination of Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green to lightly sponged the edges. I like how it turned out. Let me know what you think. Here is the sketch and my creation.

Stamps: Fall Whimsy (retired) Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin DS Ink: Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark Accessories: Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie markers, Heat-n-stick powder, Copper Canyon - Nutmeg - Persimmon Art Institute Glitter, ribbon (Michael's), 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, bath poof, sticky tape, crystal effects, dimensionals
I am planning on aerating my lawn today so I can put down some fertilizer fo the winter. I am hoping to stamp some later today so I can have another card for you tomorrow. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Verve Holiday Release 5 - the last one

Well this is the last sketch for the Holiday Release. I got several fall cards to add to my stash as well as some masculine cards. I don't know about you but I find myself making girly cards since I have girls but we can't forget the guys. I had fun with the sketches. Hope you played along also.

Since this is the third post today I will save the chatting. Here is the sketch and the card.

Stamps: Bitty Bolds, Lots of Thoughts (both retired) Paper: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, plaid background (don't remember where I got it) Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red Accessories: corner rounder, horizontal slot punch, ribbon (online store), sticky tape, dimensionals

I hope you are having a great weekend. Enjoy this lovely weather as I think we are in for the cold weather in the next few days. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Verve Holiday Release 4

I am at the Oyster Festival in Urbanna, Virginia today. I do not like oysters but it is always fun to go and walk around. I will probably get a crabcake sandwich as I love them. They close down the town and since it is so small you can basically walk the entire festival easily. I just hope it doesn't rain as it is not fun to spend the day in the rain.

Here is the sketch for Verve's Holiday Release.

Stamps: On the Lake (TAC) Paper: Close to Cocoa, white, dark brown patterned (not sure where I got it Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown Accessories: Creamy Caramel - Old Olive - Summer Sun markers, ribbon (online store), sticky tape, dimensionals

Well there is one more sketch that I will be posting today. It has been fun to work with several sketches. Hope you spend some time with a sketch today! Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Verve Holiday Release 3

The Verve Forum on Splitcoast has posted the sketches for 4 days so far. Today they are releasing the last sketch. I was able to look at all the sketches by joining the Verve Group on Paper Craft Planet. I completed all my cards and I am now showing you sketch 3. This is a cute card and combines several papers. I used the corn stalks from the Happy Blessings stamp set. I only wanted the corn stalks so I masked the stamp and inked it up with Staz-On Timber Brown.
I did my favorite coloring again and watercolored the image. I colored the cornstalks with So Saffron and then went over randomly and very lightly with Creamy Caramel. This was a cute layout and I love the look of this card. Here is the sketch and my card.

Stamps: Happy Blessings, Fantastic Foliage (retired), Thoroughly Thankful Paper: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, white, Le Jardin DS, tan background paper (not sure where I got it) Ink: Always Artichoke, Cose to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Summer Sun Accessories: scallop edge punch, ribbon (not sure which online store I got this from), sticky tape, dimensionals

Leter today I will post my cards for sketch 4 and 5. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Verve Holiday Release Sketch 2

The sketch for the Day 2 Holiday Release was a really cute one. It looked complicated but really wasn't. It does make a great card.

I am really enjoying using my fall stamps and paper. I used some on this one and hope to use more as I have a lot of patterned paper. Since this is my third post for today I am not going to spend any more time chatting. Here is the card and the sketch.

Stamps: Fantastic Foliage Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, white, Patterned Paper (can't remember where I got it) Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red Accessories: Chocolate Chip - More Mustard - Old Olive brads, small and large oval punches, ribbon (JoAnn's), sticky tape, dimensionsals
Check back tomorrow and see the last 3 cards from the release party. Thanks for looking and I'll see you tomorrow!

Verve Holiday Release Sketch 1

Verve Stamps will be releasing their holiday sets on Sunday evening at 8 pm. To celebrate the days before they are doing sketches each day with a chance to win some prizes. I have several of Julee's stamps and I love them. I also like her sketches as they are fun and easy to follow.

Since I needed some fall cards I decided to use these sketches to create some cards. I like how this card turned out. It makes a great masculine card also. Here is the sketch and my creation.

Stamps: Camp Out (TAC), Alphabits (retired) Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, white, River Rock Scrap Pad (Provo Craft) Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine, 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

What do you think? Great guy card right! Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

Where did the last 2 days go?

Well I am here at the river posting and wondering how the last 2 days got away from me. I had every intention of posting a card yesterday but before I knew it the day was gone. Today I worked frantically on the Verve sketches for their upcoming release and brought them with me to finish up.

For this card I did 2 challenges in one. I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for the layout. I just love the scarecrow from Happy Blessings and used him again on this card. I wanted to show you the versatility of this stamp and how it can fit many different layouts. Our Creative Corner has a challenge this week for any kind of coloring. I love watercoloring with the aqua painter and used that technique to add color to the image. Here is the sketch and the card.

Stamps: Happy Blessings, Candy Corn (Studio g) Paper: Always Artichoke, Kraft, white, Le Jardin DS, Holiday Treasures DS Ink: Always Artichoke, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Yoyo Yellow Accessories: ribbon and brads (Michael's), Pretty in Pink & Summer Sun markers, aqua painter, sticky tape, dimensionals
I have quite a few more cards to post so check back later and tomorow for some more. Thanks for looking and have a great evening.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Having fun with the scarecrow

Well I can't believe the stores are all pushing Christmas. It seems like such a shame that we jump right into Christmas and don't really celebrate Thanksgiving. Well not me! I plan on posting quite a few fall/Thanksgiving cards between now and Thanksgiving day. I will post a few Christmas cards also so you get some ideas for your cards.

Today's card uses the scarecrow from the set in the Holiday mini. I wasn't going to order the set but one of my customers (Hi Pat!) asked if I was going to get it as she wanted some ideas as to how to use it. Well I must admit I am glad I ordered it. I love the scarecrow in this set! He is so cute to work with.

On today's card I used my Cuttlebug to make the background behind him. I also had this candy corn stamp and thought it would look cute with him. I had the card all made and it looked bare (I hadn't done anything to the background of the main card). So I pulled out my other fall set and thought the vine would look nice. I used my marker to color it in and stamped it. Needless to say my layers did not let me get a good impression. So I decided to try and stamp it again on top of my first stamp. Didn't work as I got 2 different impressions. But after sighing and looking at it for a while, I liked the look so I decided to stamp the other edges to create a hodge podge of vines. Liked how it turned out despite my stamping mistake.

I used Amy's sketch for my card. Here is the sketch and my card.

Stamps: Happy Blessings, Thoroughly Thankful, Candy Corn (Studio g) Paper: Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, white, Ginger Blossoms DS Ink: Palette Noir Black, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, So Saffron, Yoyo Yellow Accessories: Pretty in Pink and Summer Sun markers, Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder, Night of Navy & Sahara Sand brads (Pink Hedgehog), raffia, aqua painter, dimensionals
I am working on another card using the scarecrow also. Check back later today for that one. Thanks for looking and have fun day stamping since it is raining!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Very Productive Saturday

Good Morning Ladies!  Well I was a very busy girl on Saturday.  I have a friend who is leaving this week to spend the winter in Mexico.  I needed a Christmas gift for her and since they stay in an RV they are limited for space.  I thought it would be a nice gift to give her a box of cards.  I had made a box earlier for a challenge but it only had 4 cards.  Since they are gone about 5 months I wanted to have more cards.  I recently found a blog devoted to card sketches.  Card Sketch A Day presents a new sketch every day and offers several examples of their sketches created by their friends.  I went through their sketches and found ones that were fairly simple with few embellishments (if mailing cards with embellishments you need to be carefuly where you place them or you will have to pay more to mail them).  So I just started working and ended up making 10 extra cards to go with the box and 4 cards I had made earlier.  Now I have my gift ready to go to get to her today.  Here are the 10 cards.

Stamps: various Stampin' Up sets Paper: Groovy Guava, white, Groovy Guava DS Ink: Garden Green, Groovy Guava Accessories: ribbon, brads, buttons, various punches, bath poof, crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals
Sorry for the general detail list.  If you have a card you are interested in let me know and I can give you more specific details.  Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pizza Boxes anyone?

I was checking out Julie's blog and she mentioned a pizza box challenge. I went to the All That Scraps challenge board and thought the boxes decorated by the design team were so cute. I decided I wanted to try one so I downloaded the tutorial. In the tutorial they had directions for a smaller version which is the one I used (with some modifications). This was so much fun that I went crazy making them. Now all I have to do is make the 3 x 3 note cards to go inside and I have some great gift ideas. Check out the tutorial and all the design team's boxes they are really cute. Here are 4 that I have created so far.

Stamps: variety of sayings and images from different sets Paper: Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, True Thyme, Very Vanilla, various DS paper that is retired Ink: whatever matches the box Accessories: ribbon, punches, Sizlets snowflake die, glitter felt, crystal effects, Zots, sticky tape, dimensionals

Sorry this is so vague. If you are interested in what was used for a specific box e-mail me and I will let you know. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!